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UW Recruiting: Jernard Jarreau Joins Tony Wroten, Jr. & Co In Signing With Huskies

After months of hype, Tony Wroten, Jr. has finally signed with the University of Washington on National Letter of Intent day along with a very talented 2011 class. 

Wroten highlights 4 players signed by Washington
Wroten from Seattle’s Garfield High School; guard Hikeem Stewart from Seattle’s Rainier Beach; 6-foot-10 Jernard Jarreau from New Orleans; and Andrew Andrews from Portland, Ore., signed with the Huskies on Wednesday.

While there’s been plenty of talk locally about about Wroten, Jarreau had a dramatic journey to Washington as well, as described by Todd Dybas of the Seattle PI.

Huskies hoops announces 2011-12 class, led by Wroten
Jarreau originally made a verbal commitment to Virginia Commonwealth University. He changed his mind and committed to the Huskies. The grumbling that came from the change was a result of Washington appearing to do the same thing to VCU that Kentucky did to Washington during the Terrence Jones saga, though the scenarios were different. It’s another he-said, she-said layer of the murky recruiting process.

Don Ruiz of the Tacoma News Tribune also describes two additional details that might affect the group of freshmen that come to Seattle in 2011.

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There are two asterisks.

Andrews might wait a year before enrolling depending on UW’s scholarship situation.

Meanwhile, a big man — strongly believed to be Kevin Davis, formerly of Todd Beamer in Federal Way and now at TCC — is expected to sign on in April.

Scott M. Johnson of the Everett Herald writes that this recruiting class ranks third in the Pac-10 according to Rivals.

For an a player-by-player description of the recruiting class, check out Dybas’ description at the Seattle PI.

For the audio of the press conference, visit